Czechia    Central Bohemian Region    Karlštejn    Castle karlštejn
number 1 in the city

Castle karlštejn

Local name: Hrad Karlštejn

Karlštejn Castle was built at a record pace in the mid 14th century - thanks to the wealth of the treasury of the then King Charles IV his construction lasted only 9 years. Today's appearance is a remodeling project by Josef Mocker from the 19th century. At present, you can admire it. The Great Tower with the Chapel of the Holy Cross, the Marian Tower and the Well Tower, as well as the chambers of the imperial palace.

It was Karlstejn's coronation insignia, relics and important documents. Today, the chapel of the Holy Cross is the treasure of the Holy Cross: a gilded vault representing the sky full of stars, 2200 semi-precious stones and a collection of theatrical paintings by master Theodora.

A copy of the crown of St. Wenceslas, Czech prince of the family of the Przemyslids, who is the patron of the Czech Republic. The Studzienna tower provides an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the historic timber mechanism, which was used to draw water from the 78-meter deep.


Attractions inside

    Castle karlštejn map
    267 18 Karlštejn , Czechia